Global Patent Index - EP 1236486 A1

EP 1236486 A1 2002-09-04 - Apparatus and method of playing a variant of chess

Title (en)

Apparatus and method of playing a variant of chess

Title (de)

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Spielen einer Schachvariante

Title (fr)

Dispositif et procédé pour jouer à une variante d'un jeu d'échecs

Publication

EP 1236486 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 02250929 A

Priority

US 26819001 P

Abstract (en)

A method of playing a variant of chess that provides a rectangular chessboard having 80 contiguous playing squares disposed thereon. A plurality of conventional chess pieces that include two rooks, two bishops, two knights, a king, a queen, and eight pawns are provided for each player. A plurality of non-conventional chess pieces that include a chancellor, an archbishop, and two additional pawns are provided for each player. The conventional and non-conventional pieces are initially located on two rows of the rectangular chessboard that are disposed most proximate to each of the two player edges. After the initially locating step, the chancellor may be moved, at an option of a player, as either a conventional knight, or a conventional rook. After the initially locating step, the archbishop may be moved, at an option of a player, as a conventional knight or a conventional bishop.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63F 3/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 3/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 3/00176 (2013.01); A63F 2003/007 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

US 2002109296 A1 20020815; US 6481716 B2 20021119; EP 1236486 A1 20020904

INPADOC legal status


2003-12-03 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030305

2003-06-26 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2003-05-21 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2002-09-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

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